“”“Like I said at first comment, English is not my native language so… Sorry.”""
Well guys, finally I bought Swybryd book and in my opinion it does NOT worth 47 dollars.
Inside it we can find :
Music from beethoven, Chopin, Listz, Rachmaninov, toccata by Widor, Bach, etc. The problem is extracts are very small in my opinion, just a few notes in many cases.
We can also find some scales distributed in 4 notes per string, a small Gambale’s excerpt, “Robo Roo”, a paul gilbert lick, Becker’s serrana,
Also Joseph Wieniawski’s Etude 13 op. 44 for piano … I’m not sure if Marshall was wrong to write a number, but I’m unable to find this work on youtube or google. (if you can help me to find this music, please…let me know)
At the end of the book we can find a full Swybryd version of Eugene’s Trick Bag.
Some names of musical works are poorly written, for example, Marshall writes “Abinato by Listz” but should have named it as “Ab Irato”
I also found errors in transcriptions … for example some arpeggios of Ab Irato.
It is true that there are 46 pages, but there is a lot of unnecessary text, written with a very large font that contrasts with the small tabs.
Some tabulations have errors, this is the most painful … There are not many but there they are.
Some tabulations are poorly written, some of them indicate, in addition to the frets that we must press, if we must use pick up or down but in many others these indications are not, and it is confusing!!! because on swybryd you should use also right hand fingers.
Marshall also commented in one of his videos a music of Bach that he always played in his videos, would appear in the book, but the work is not there!
Some people wrote to Marshall in the comments of his videos commenting on certain errors in his book (such as the mistake he commented above about Ab Irato), however some of those comments have disappeared, and the book has not been corrected.
As I said at the beginning this book is not worth 47 dollars, but it is true that it is good to understand his “swybryd” technique. However, in my opinion it is not necessary at all, since you can learn by watching your videos in slow motion and writing the tabs yourself if necessary.
If anyone have any question about this book… I will try to help.